SOURCE: Sean Reyes for Attorney General

Sean Reyes for Attorney General

April 24, 2012 10:45 ET

Utah Attorney General Candidate Sean Reyes Garners Widespread Delegate, Legal & Business Community Support

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Utah Attorney General Republican candidate Sean Reyes garnered widespread delegate, legal and business community endorsements, and general support at the Utah Republican State Convention last Saturday. Reyes moves to the Primary election against an opponent who was appointed A.G. Deputy by retiring Attorney General Mark Shurtleff two years ago.

"It's time to get Utah back to protecting all Utahns," said Reyes. "The office must be accountable and transparent to the people. I felt it was my duty to enter the race to ensure issues affecting all residents are addressed from Utah's public lands to repealing Obamacare to protecting Utah businesses from federal over-regulation as well as protecting families and individuals from violent crime and white collar crimes such as the current Identify Theft open case load."

In 2008, Reyes was recognized by the American Bar Association as the first-ever National Outstanding Young Lawyer. He has served as a small claims judge for the past 11 years.

Endorsing Reyes as the most qualified for the position, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said: "Utah has a chance to hire a top-tier, accomplished legal professional to run the largest law firm in the state. Utah deserves someone with Sean's talent and integrity to lead the Attorney General's office. He is a leader and model lawyer, not a career politician, lobbyist, or fundraiser."

Former Reagan administration Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary and CEO of World Trade Utah Lew Cramer said of Reyes: "Sean is well-respected in political circles for his legal acumen, work ethic, and integrity. Many legislators, elected officials, and staff at the Utah Attorney General's and U.S. Attorneys' offices, believe he will be a successful Attorney General and look forward to working with him."

Scott Burns, the executive director of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), was also at convention to support Reyes and educate delegates as to why Reyes is the most qualified and prepared to be Utah's next Attorney General; also endorsing Reyes is Harold Christensen, former United States Deputy Attorney General under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Reyes received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (summa cum laude) and received his law degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1997, which allowed him to reduce his education debt due to in-state tuition eligibility. If elected, Reyes will be the first, statewide-elected official from a minority community in Utah's history.

A member of the State Central Committee for Utah's Republican Party, Reyes now seeks to retire Swallow during the Primary State Election held in Utah on June 26, 2012, where Republican constituents will cast their vote for Utah's next Attorney General.

Sean D. Reyes currently serves as General Counsel for eTAGZ, a local media and technology company. Formerly, Reyes was a partner at Utah's Parsons Behle & Latimer, and was named "Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year" in 2008 by the American Bar Association. He earned numerous national and professional awards including the first-ever Young Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Brigham Young University. For over a decade, Reyes has served as a small claims judge. He was appointed to both prestigious state and federal commissions including a Presidential Commission established by President George W. Bush. Reyes, a father of six and son of immigrant parents with Asian, Hawaiian, and Spanish heritage, is an established leader in law and business. He seeks to combine his broad support from Utah's legal community, executives and small business owners along with mounting excitement from Republican Party delegates, grassroots leaders, and Utah constituents to become Utah's next Attorney General in 2012. To find out more, go to

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